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. baltimore city. the fire chief is of for a raise. the mayor is proposing a salary increase but the union representing firefighters and officers claim such a request right now is ridiculous. barry simms joins us from city hall with more. >> the union leaders cannot believe it. they want to know how this is being proposed to the fire chief when the city because of the -- supposedly says it is out of money. >> when i am through this process, a sharpening our focus on safety will be my first priority as your new fire chief. >> it has been for years since he stepped onto the streets of baltimore from minneapolis. brought in by then-mayor sheila dixon. stephanie rawlings blake suggests he gets a raise and contract extension. this proposal has sparked anger from those who are already upset about the shutdown of two companies. all because of budget cuts. >> it is disgusting. i had never been in a situation where the rank-and-file that nothing. get stuff taken away from them and the leaders get a raise. >> the mayor will present her request wednesday. calling for the chief's salary to jump from $
on that coming up at 6:00. rob roblin, wbal-tv 11 news. >> baltimore city police want to know who shot a man in the head last night killing him at the scene. 11 news is working to learn more about what happened on mickey avenue about 10:30 last night. the only thing we know is the victim's name, brandon. they have no leads i possible suspects or motive, so anyone with information should call baltimore city police. >> lawmakers joining the effort calling upon lawmakers to raise the federal minimum wage in hopes of making a around $10 an hour and by 2014. lowell melser was at city hall wary rally was held and joins us with the latest. >> right now, the federal minimum wage is $7.25 which comes out to $15,000 per year. earlier today, baltimore lawmakers were pledging and calling out for raising the rate. >> ladies and gentlemen, we're here today to demand that congress pass the rebuild america act which would raise the federal minimum wage for nearly 30 million american workers. >> tuesday, baltimore city council president flanked by other leaders including the mayor calling out on washington t
there's a break in this 20-inch water main. >> baltimore city records show this was laid back in 1989. >> is the city public works department focuses on replacing the swelling quillon the entire street right now. this is mostly holland. >> their concern about this street and they're trying to get rid of both of these water mains of this will not happen again. these remain shut for much of tuesday. >> they're working to get the water flowing into businesses again. this manager said it was the perfect opportunity to offer water main break special to try to bring in patients. >> we're hoping to available but of business from the workers out here. >> the impact on transportation is tremendous likely close to lombard, two major city blocks. they're trying to exist -- assist with changing traffic patterns and rush-hour is a major concern. >> there used to be all of these rounds to go. it is going to be mayhem, i think, coming out of work tonight. >> the department of public works think it will take approximately three weeks to get this block back in order. as mentioned, traffic is a
reported four years ago. the city of baltimore is getting hundreds of millions of dollars from wells fargo bank to settle claims that the company had been engaging in discriminatory lending practices. kai reed is live outside city hall. we hear this is the second- largest beer lending settlement in the department's history. >> that is correct. the lawsuit first filed by the city of baltimore back in 2008 alleged that wells fargo steered minority home buyers into subprime loans simply because of the color of their skin. a settlement agreement has been made that includes a payout of $175 million in several metropolitan areas. 34,000 victims were identified and the lawsuits nationwide. the 1000 from the baltimore area will receive a total of $2.50 million in restitution. wells fargo will also provide four 0.5 borrows million to this city for lending assistance program -- $4.5 million to the city for lending assistance programs. the celebrated the victory this afternoon at city hall. >> today, it is not about the past. puts aside our legal challenges allows us to move forward palaver tillery o
day, two more deaths. july 7, a man dies in harford county. one in baltimore city and another -- the only woman in cockrell county. all were 65 or older. >> most of the cases have had underlying disease. heart disease, other kinds of diseases. we know those are risk factors that can be complicated by the extreme heat. >> the most recent heat wave was dangerous because of the extreme temperatures day after day. >> people living at home, their interior temperatures may not have gone down significantly in the evening so they continue to be in the extreme heat even in the nighttime. they have flow of loss and that becomes a problem. quex 18 people as of july to have died. the latest reports that came out says five more people are confirmed with heat related deaths and that occurred in said one incounty, two in -- baltimore county. the examiner may find more heat related deaths. the extreme temperatures may be over but the death toll may not be. tom tasselmyer. >> a lot more good news as far as temperatures go. we're selling back to normal or even below in some locations. you have
today that will help baltimore city police fight crime. it will allow police to identify camera systems in close proximity to crime scenes. >> it will help to further reduce crimes in our neighborhood. >> she think the foundation for the grant helping to make this possible. >> the governor and house speaker met with the city to air out concerns about expanding gambling in the state. to city hall for the latest. >> the meeting lasted about 90 minutes at city hall. the delegation is a big voting bloc and they wanted assurances a sixth casino won't harm the city or its residents. no horse trading for votes, just the facts. the casino opens in prince george's county, what can be done to help baltimore from losing complete revenues to put toward the property-tax rate? >> you have provisions to make sure the city and county are held harmless in terms of local share. >> the local share is revenue used to offset the cost of hosting a casino. on the table is increasing baltimore city posture by 5%. >> we want to put it in a collective pot for anne arundel and baltimore city and to divided up so
supply. home sales are trending up according to real estate data across the state. baltimore city is saying the biggest gains in value. prices have increased more than 46%. quex in as good news for all of us whether we own a home or not. it is good news for our jobs and good news for our economy. >> the governor's housing secretary and a city commissioner credited statewide initiatives. they did it in front of the east baltimore home of brandyon lurie. >> things are headed in the right direction. >> the new state initiatives including 1% interest. the targeted areas initiative offers a 2.8% cite rate. -- 2.8% rate. >> taking actions we know will work to protect and promote home ownership. >> the upward trend also boils down to more demand for houses and less supply. as homeowners poorhouses of the market to rent them. >> we're seeing a pullback and the supply of housing that forces people who would like to buy a house to be not so much a buyer's market for -- but perhaps a seller's market. >> the state received more economic it is this afternoon. all three bond rating agencies hav
spotted in baltimore city. we are told these men have failed to register on a weekly basis. anyone with informational about them, call the police. >> new details tonight regarding the investigation into violet ripken's induction. the aberdeen police department has released a photograph of the suspect. david collins has the latest on the search for that man. >> this is a picture of the suspect. please ask, do you know this man? if so, give us a call. aberdeen police believe this is the man who abducted violet ripken at gunpoint outside her home on tuesday. all white male, 180 pounds with short brown hair and glasses. correct it enough that individual, we asked them to call. >> a team of agencies is working on the case. the ever been police department is in charge. authorities have not developed a motive. police say her hands and feet were bound with duct tape and the suspect drove for a round in her car for some 24 hours and then abandoned her and the vehicle in her neighborhood. >> i saw a white sweater being weighed outside a car window. i asked the lady inside and she needed help
have heard so much recently about the poor condition of baltimore city school buildings and the building that will cost to fix. >> they're getting some unexpected help from hundreds of teenagers that are here to pitch in. tim tooten is in the newsroom -- i have got my shifts confused. >> they're connected to a ministry with the catholic church. they spend part of their summers in places like baltimore putting their faith into action. this has been home base for these young missionaries. they are here in city schools cleaning, stacking, and serving. they're helping them identify with their christian faith through service. they're led by a small group of adults helping them model faith in action. >> it makes me thankful for all i have. help them out. >> we are overwhelmed with the need. >> it has brought a smile to a school staff. >> it's a great thing to have wonderful caring people to come and help. i salute them. >> it's safe to say they're hoping to get the list next year. >> police need help to identify a man is shot and killed someone in baltimore city. >> i'm very s
in a section of baltimore city. >> even a day care center evacuated along with homes. what had firefighters and utility crews concerned. >> a couple of isolated she storms -- iso >> residents and employees in parts of baltimore city have been given the all clear. a natural gas leak this morning in locust point. city fire and dpw were on hand. a contractor was performing utility repairs and a gas rupture happened. the 1400 block of hubert street was affected. gas server should be working in the area right now. >> -- service should be working in the area right now. >> a couple of isolated showers on hd doppler, especially north and west of baltimore along the pennsylvania line. the showers have been in north county for a while now, putting rain in parts of said -- south central north county. it may drift farther toward the northern maryland line. up toward gettysburg as well. for most areas, it will be dry. isolated showers in parts of northern virginia and parts of talbot and dorchester counties on the eastern shore. some scattered showers. radar estimates show a slow moving set up in that c
, wbaltv.com. it is now official, the baltimore city fire chief is getting a good sized pay raise in the contract extension. this is much to the dismay of the city firefighter union and at least to the elected officials. let's go live to city hall tonight for more on that story. >> the chief will get an 18% increase in pay, but let's put this in perspective. it will happen over the duration of his five-year contract. you have to give the fire chief credit for this fire deaths since 1938. he's established operation care to cut down on residents using ambulances as taxis and moving the fire department to a new computer dispatch system. >> our record of fire safety and the work he is doing is being recognized. >> the chief will receive a 18% raise in pay over the next five years. his current salary is more than $161,000 a year. the contract extension generated vigorous debate and protests at the city board vestments meeting. >> this increase is not negotiated with local 960. >> [inaudible] >> the firefighters' union zero did on the pay increase. comes as three fire companies face clo
a formal complaint. . >> the latest fatalities, all adults, occurred in baltimore city, wicomico, and montgomery county. many are asking, when is my power going to come back on? lowell melser joins us and i hope you have a couple of answers for us. >> i wish i had a magic want and could make it all better for folks, but unfortunately, that is not the case. as we speak, according to the b g e website, more than 213,000 people are without power in the area, but progress is being made. an example here in waverly within the last hour, a crew from upstate new york finish the majority of its work here. you can see debris left behind from a tree that was resting on a power line. the still appears to be some work to be done, as power has not been restored to this neighborhood, despite the progress that was made. workers told us earlier people just have to be patient. >> it is what we do. it is like a doctor gets out of bed in the middle of the warning to go deliver a baby because that is what he does. when there is a power problem, we respond. >> dave is one of 1400 utility members from
. we still do not know the particulars of what the incident was about. baltimore city police have shut down both north and southbound between belvedere. but we will update you as we get more information. >> in addition to the penn state story, james holmes, the man accused of killing 12 people and injuring 58 others, faced a judge for the first time today. the initial hearing was held this morning. it give us the first public glimpse of the suspect since his alleges that murderous rampage. we have more from arapahoe county, colorado. >> good evening. it was a packed house. five family members of victims as they've got the first glimpse of the man responsible for changing their lives and community forever. >> these are the first public images of james homes since the attack, the picture of the evil for so many watching including family members of the victims. >> he looked demonic or something. >> the 24-year-old is accused of plotting for months before carrying out a murderous rampage. his hair was dyed bright fitting descriptions just after the massacre when he told police he was the j
of minor injuries. and a routine call for baltimore city paramedics turns out to be anything but routine when the porch collapses. >> watch as rescue crews remove what looks like an orange tart from the basement of this house in north baltimore -- aren't tarp from the basement of this house in north baltimore. >> we found roughly a 60, 70- year-old man with no life- threatening concerns. >> but what should have been a routine call took a strange turn in a hurry. >> the paramedic stepped out of the house, onto the porch. the patient and the paramedic went straight through the floor. the floor literally collapsed. >> they crashed approximately 60 below. >> she still cannot believe watching her partner disappear, and she said it seemed to happen in slow-motion. >> i am looking at them. and they were going. i just thought of yelling. "that is my partner." i could see him down in the floor and i could see he was ok. it is crazy. >> he was able to get out and did not take long to get the victim not either. thean was living illegally in that house that still has a for sale sign on it. it is a h
, baltimore city police commanders are trying to assure the public that they have tomorrows celebrations at the inner harbor under control. >> the lead investigative reporter jane miller is live at the inner harbor with more. >> people will know, police say, the plan they intend to use tomorrow to maintain that control of the inner harbor. from a man who is clearly jockeying to take that place of the position retiring, that is where you will know it. a huge crowd is expected for the annual 4th of july fireworks. last year, the celebration was marred by the fatal stabbing of a tourist. and the non-fatal shooting of a 4-year-old boy. not this year, officials say. >> come tomorrow. that is what i'm saying. the cops will be as professional as they always are. we have some intelligent men and women that are going to monitor the event. we are set. >> the plan includes the use of bike racks to ring the harbor. mobile police deployment to head off trouble spots. and a command center that will rely on videos supplied by fox- trot and cameras to maintain surveillance of the entire harbor. >> a cou
is because of the sinkhole, there is also a gas main break. baltimore city police, fire, dpw, and bge is on the scene in the process of trying to shut off the gas main. not allowing in a pedestrian or car traffic in the area. as we get more information we will update you. i am capt. roy taylor. >> matt back to our big story. the mother of orioles hall of famer cal ripken, jr. abducted and held at gunpoint. police are releasing the man believed to be behind vi ripkin's ordeal. >> one source described this as one of the craziest cases he has seen. for almost 24 hours, she was a kidnapping victim. tied up according to sources and driven all over the place but taken back home unharmed. >> the crime unfolded tuesday morning at the home everyone knows in aberdeen, the home of the ripkins. vi ripkin was in her garage when a man appeared. >> he produced a handgun and forced her into her vehicle at which time he fled the area. >> she was tied up with duct tape. using her car, and 1998 silver lincoln continental, the suspect drove her throughout maryland. someone called not far from i- 95. the
will take a closer look at the issue. baltimore city officials prepping for tonight's fourth of july celebration. >> they are hoping for the best but inspecting the work -- expecting the worst. >> no one wants a repeat of what happened last for the july here at the inner harbor with two very high-profile incidents of violence. people are counting on the police department's pledge a better safety this year. city police advertise their stepped up security before the fourth of july. >> i saul anuzis -- i saw the news, and i feel safe. >> i think they have really beefed up security recently in the area are around the harbor. we are down here. >> i do plan to bring my kids to the fireworks. but i think this city is going to ram up police coverage. we will see how it goes. >> last fourth of july, a 4- year-old was shot and wounded and another was fatally stabbed. >> the strategy this year is not necessarily numbers, but it is agility and mobility. we will be able to deploy officers very swiftly should there be a problem. at the end of the day, we are looking for individuals that might caus
have settled down. there are a few sprinkles and baltimore city right now. there is some heavier stuff out in the mountains. there is a line of storms we're watching coming out of ohio. if things altogether, there's a possibility we could get minor flooding again later on tonight. as it crosses over the mountains, we will have a very stable air mass over baltimore. we of have showers, and that is not conducive to creating energy in the atmosphere. my sense is that this will fall apart a little bit. we will pick up between 1 inches and 4 inches of rain. we have over 3 inches. and carroll county, they have some flooding. a flood watches in effect for everybody west of the chesapeake bay. -- a flood watch is in effect for everybody west of the chesapeake bay. from baltimore on north right now, in the 70's and even 60's in pennsylvania. south of town, it is in the 80's. 73 at the airport. 70 degrees and was mr.. the forecast tonight -- mostly cloudy skies. maybe a thunderstorm. the temperatures will drop into the upper 60's and low 70's. mixture of clouds and sunshine. the best chance will
the injections in several cities, including here in baltimore, using glue and cotton balls to try to prevent the silicone from leaking out. she was sentenced to three years in prison. federal judge also ordered to pay a $25,000 fine, plus $8,000 in restitution. more than 70 people in montgomery county are homeless tonight after a fire but through their apartment complex this morning. flames broke out at the would like apartments around 7:30. we're told the fire was so intense and fast-moving that more than 100 firefighters were called to the scene. we're also told they had rescued eight people from the building who had been blocked by and by smoke and flames. no word right now on what caused the fire -- who had been blocked in by smoke and flames. >> a new medical effort launched to encourage people in baltimore to practice safe sex. in the first ever sex in the cities in this conference, they will be discussing some pretty staggering statistics relating to sexual practices in certain baltimore neighborhoods. of the 55 communities in baltimore, a druid heights is ranked worst in life expecta
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released. within the last 60 minutes, a major decision on bringing a casino to baltimore. >> caesars entertainment have been given the green light in the city. a live report on the late breaking details just ahead. >> the 75-year-old woman returned home from walking her dog to find her attacker inside her house. she did not go down without a fi >> capt. roy taylor and sky team 11 as with the latest in anne arundel county. >> a boating accident. the fire department just entered in to pull this woman out. we do not know the extent of her injuries. there are responding to the scene for a boating accident. at least one person is hurt and have called for a second medic. we're trying to get more information. but as we get it, we will update you. >> he came down the stairs and i said, "do not fight with a 75- year-old woman." collection was brutally attacked inside her home yesterday morning. she returned home after walking her dog to find a woman she attacked now standing in her home. according to police, her attacker demanded money and credit cards. the attacker claimed she had money in g
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